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September 11, 2015

VPL receives SB Prime Contractor of the Year Award

The Glenn Research Center’s (GRC) 2015 Agency Honor and Center Awards Ceremony was held on Friday, August 14, 2015. During the ceremony Vantage Partners, LLC (VPL) was presented its award for GRC 2014 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year. The award was accepted by VPL President and CEO Joe Polk, and was presented by GRC Center Director Jim Free and Rear Admiral Fred Midgette, of the United States Coast Guard. Rear Admiral Midgette was this year’s guest speaker for the event.

Pictured left to right: Jim Free, Joe Polk, Fred Midgette 

September 4, 2015

NASA/GSFC Awards TIDES Contract

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has awarded the Technology and Integrated Discipline Engineering Services (TIDES) contract to Trident Vantage Systems, LLC (TVS). TVS is a joint venture between Vantage Systems and Trident, Inc. The 5 Year, $114M contract will provide engineering and related services to the Mission Engineering and Systems Analysis Division at NASA Goddard for the formulation, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification and operations of guidance, navigation and control space flight and ground system hardware and software. For further information on the award click here to see the official NASA announcement: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-awards-technology-integrated-discipline-engineering-services-contract.

TVS will start execution of the TIDES contract following a 45-day phase-in period.  Further information regarding phase-in and contract startup activities will be posted soon to the TVS website. Please look for updates at the TVS website: http://www.trivansys.com

May 27, 2015

Vantage Employee - Keynote speaker at GRC’s Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event

Vantage Partners (VPL) employee Ben Ebihara was the keynote speaker at the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance Event held on May 27, 2015 at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC). The event was open to all GRC employees.  Mr. Ebihara gave a very educational, inspiring, and moving presentation to the attendees which included many of GRC’s top management, among them Center Director Jim Free.  Linda Glover, Director of GRC’s Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, presented Mr. Ebihara with a plaque in appreciation of his participation and outstanding support.

Ben is a NASA retiree and is currently employed by VPL as a Mechanical Engineer where he is providing support to the Superconducting Motor Components and Test Devices Project. Ben was born into a family of Japanese Americans in 1928 in the small town of Clovis, New Mexico. Ben’s journey is one from humble beginnings, through internment, military service, and finally an outstanding career at NASA GRC. Among his major contributions, Ben worked on the Apollo program and has received some of NASA’s most prestigious awards and honors. Ben’s inspiring speech reminded the audience of the issues that divided us during World War II and why they are relevant today.

Picture (left to right): Ben Ebihara, GRC Center Director Jim Free.

May 13, 2015

GESS-3 Program Director to Receive NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal

Eric Clemons, Vantage Partners (VPL) employee and Program Director of VPL’s GESS-3 contract at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) has been selected to receive the NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal.  The NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal is one of the highest awards in the Agency and represents acknowledgement of significant contributions to NASA's mission and purpose. This prestigious NASA medal is awarded to non-Government individuals for sustained performance that embodies multiple contributions on NASA projects, programs, or initiatives.

Official presentation of the award will be at a GRC awards presentation scheduled for August 14, 2015. Congratulations to Eric on achieving this great honor!

March 12, 2015

Vantage President & CEO Participates in NASA Industry Forum

Vantage Systems President and CEO, Joe Polk participated as an invited guest in the third NASA Industry Forum (NIF) held on March 10-11 at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The NIF is the brainchild of Glenn Delgado, NASA Associate Administrator for the Office of Small Business Programs. It is an agency-wide endeavor to share center-level information that is of concern to NASA and its contractors. The NIF is comprised of contractor representatives from all NASA centers, and includes representatives from both small and other than small businesses.

Notable speakers at the Spring-2015 NIF included NASA Administrator Charles Bolden who presented the 2014 NASA Small Business Industry Awards, and Dr. John Mather, 2006 Noble Prize winner and Sr. Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope.

Picture (from left to right): Glenn Delgado, John Mather, Joe Polk, and Administrator Charlie Bolden.